"A friend of mine had graduated from MENDS and was still meeting with some of the guys even after the program was finished. I’d watched him and how he got his life and job back together. He seemed more settled and happy about things. When my relationship came to the sudden end that it did, I know I had to go and check it (MENDS) out; and I’m really glad I did. I’m pretty sure my life would have turned out differently if I hadn’t."